The returning single from rising RnB singer IYVES is everything a return should be. The aptly titled “Gold” is a love ballad showcasing her sexy and beautiful vocals over a slick captivating beat. The song explores the endless depth of feelings that come with a true and fulfilling love, i.e. ‘Gold‘. The kind of love that is hard to find as it is rare. So once you do, it feels like a dream. What clever and fun word play from IYVES.
“finding someone that treats you better than you’ve ever experienced,” a feeling that you didn’t know was physically possible to feel. The song begins with skepticism in her voice and in the lyrics, but progresses to an understanding of how rare and special this circumstance of love is”. – IYVES
The song fuses a number of genres overall including RnB, Electronic, Pop, Soul, and even Rock. “Gold” has quite an sexy, and enigmatic vibe overall as it’s a good slow burn. To learn more IYVES and to stream this song look no further than below. ⬇️⬇️
‘Deja Vu’ will definitely have you hitting repeat!
Deja Vu’ is the highly relatable new pop song from Nashville based singerBrit Daniels. On the trackBrit Danielsmulls over a relationship that is going nowhere or around in circles where she feels like she’s stuck in “Deja Vu”. The lyrics are vulnerable and along with Daniels heartfelt singing make for quite the moody yet catchy track. You’ll be singing the chorus in no time.
Check out more onBrit Danielsand follow her on social media below. As well as listen to “Deja Vu”.
‘Claudia‘ is the uber funky new single from musician and singer-songwriter FINNEAS (aka Finneas O’Connell). FINNEAS who you might recognize as Brother and main collaborator to Pop singer Billie Eilish (Ocean Eyes and Bury A Friend). On the song ‘Claudia‘, FINNEAS showcases his talent not only as a songwriter but as a solo artist. The track written about his girlfriend, YouTuber Claudia Sulewski is a song that’s full of vulnerability, honesty, and passion. A flirty and playful song, with heartfelt lyrics that’s all wrapped up in a fun, easygoing groovy pop bop, that’s as perfect to dance to as it is to vibe out to. You can listen to ‘Claudia‘ below plus learn more on FINNEAS in the links below!
Crywolf is the boundary pushing music project of the talented artist Justin Taylor Philips. On his current single ‘DRIP‘ from his full length album titled widow [OBLIVØN] Pt.I] that’s due out March 22nd.
Crywolf says of the single, “one of the themes of this album is the exploration of the shadow – the darker, more difficult aspects of the human psyche. People often think they have one unified “personality,” but the truth is that we are made up of up to a dozen different personalities that are only loosely tied together. We feel like we have so much control over our actions and personality characteristics, but often when we pay close attention and are honest with ourselves, we can see that we can’t actually control or even explain large parts of who we are. ‘DRIP‘ is the my process of staring into my brain and being brutally honest about some of the really difficult aspects of what I see there. It might not be, but it’s uncomfortably real.”
The song itself is heavily influenced by a lot the darker toned Electro Pop and Electro Rock that is emerging right now. The beat that pulses through out lends itself to Trip Hop, but there are many influences overall. Crywolf’s frenetic vocal delivery hovers somewhere along the lines of a punk rock melodic sing-along and actual rapping. It’s quite the vibe with the different found sounds and percussion in the background. The song ends as Crywolf’s vocals suddenly flip and turn into a softer tonality, almost a whisper as some acoustic guitar comes in fading out almost as fast as the track started.
Alex Barnes otherwise known as Girl Wilde has released another angsty and fun single. ‘Fake Louis‘ features Alex’s raspy yet soft vocals (showing off hints of early Fiona Apple in just the right places) highlighting the mid-tempo electro-rock number. The track is also an introspective one lyrically. It speaks to the singers’ ups and downs in struggling with her sense of self. In dealing with ones quirks no matter how weird, or big or small. The backstory though is quite funny and the songs origin story. Girl Wilde would carry around a fake designer bag and her friends nicknamed it her ‘Fake Louis‘. Girl Wilde so aptly turned an odd joke amongst friends into a song that is easily relatable and enjoyable.
Alex Barnes aka Girl Wilde
Girl Wilde on ‘Fake Louis‘ is proving to be an artist that does her own thing. She doesn’t fit into any particular one genre or just tick one box. So if you want a song you can not only rock out to but will have you in your feels. Put on Girl Wildes’ ‘Fake Louis‘ you’ll thank me.
Meet loom:ngs, a unique electronic music duo comprised of Zola Johnson and producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Daniel Loumpouridis. With what began as a dorm room project soon became much more, their unique take on dark electronic music with cool synths, pop sensibilities and great melodies. This is a band you don’t want to miss.
“We want to use our musical and lyrical sensibilities to explore the relationship between what is being said and what is being heard.” – LOOM:NGS
I got the chance to interview to loom;ngs just ahead of their release of their amazing cover of Joy Division‘s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart‘. We discuss Joy Division, why THIS song, and just music in general. Let’s get to know loom:ngs …
Hi, Zola and Daniel. Congrats on the new cover single ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. Before we go into that …
1. Quick question … Coffee or Tea?
Daniel Loumpouridis: Tea, every time.
Zola Johnson: Depends how I’m feeling, but usually it’s tea at night, coffee in the morning.
2. Can you guys tell us how loom:ngs came to be?
Daniel: The first time I met Zola was when we were both in college, I saw her play a couple of her original tunes at an open mic and it blew my mind. I walked right up and hugged her.
Zola: It was weird.
Daniel: It was weird. But then we started working together and we just kept making more and more music until eventually we realized we should probably just be doing this for real.
3. I absolutely love the cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. You’ve managed to keep the original feeling while updating it. So can you tell what initially drew you guys to this song? Where you Joy Division fans prior?
Dan: Totally. We both grew up on 80’s pop and absolutely adore this song. We knew we wanted to cover a tune from that era, but once we looked up Ian Curtis’ lyrics it felt like it was meant to be. They’re so gut-wrenching and beautiful at the same time, but we felt like they got lost in the original arrangement, so we really wanted that to be a focus of our production.
4. Are themes of loss and love something that you guys feel most comfortable in telling? Or just telling about human relationships overall? Be it good or bad.
Zola: I always write and sing from my heart rather than my head. I’m definitely more comfortable talking about love and loss than something I’ve never experienced. Every song we write is true to us in some form or another, regardless of the actual narrative being sung. “Make This More” isn’t necessarily a true story, but that doesn’t mean that the emotion and feeling in the songwriting isn’t perfectly honest. It all comes from a place of authenticity, and for me that means it comes from a place of real emotion.
5. Where do you draw your biggest inspirations and influences from? In particularly for this song?
Dan: James Blake and Kanye West have written my bible when it comes to production. We always try to look at things from that perspective they seem to have where it’s like “okay, this is what people are doing, how can I do that but better?” They’re both pop musicians, yet they consistently defy and then redefine pop preconceptions. I could go on for days about those two. Specifically we wanted this song to feel like it lives in 2018 as much as the original feels like it lived in the 80’s. We have those classic trappy hi-hats that are everywhere now, some future bass-inspired synths, and lots of vocoder. You can’t go anywhere on the radio right now without hearing some combination of those three things.
6. What lyric from “Love Will Tear Us Apart” hits home for each of you the most?
Zola: “There’s a taste in my mouth / as desperation takes hold” is just so descriptive and honest. Absolutely haunting.
Dan: “Why is the bedroom so cold? / you’ve turned away on your side / is my timing that flawed?” just absolutely destroys me. Every time. Every freaking time.
7. If you could give any other Joy Division song the ‘loom:ngs’ treatment what would you choose?
Zola: I think we could do some weird stuff to “She’s Lost Control”
Dan: I’ve been pushing for us to try out “Bizarre Love Triangle”. I know that’s New Order, but it’s kind of the same band so I’m counting it.
8. Are there any artists that have been “On Repeat” for you as a band lately? What music have you guys been digging?
Zola: Hundred Waters, Vince Staples, LCD Soundsystem, Jamiexx, Lorde, and always a healthy dose of Radiohead.
9. Do you guys have any dream collaborations?
Dan: I feel like Johnny Greenwood and I would get along real well musically. The man can arrange the hell out of a string section.
Zola: I’d love to work with Justin Vernon or Nicole Miglis from Hundred Waters. I relate so much to their lyricism and the way they approach songwriting.
10. And what’s next for loom:ngs?
Zola: Our first EP is coming out later in the summer, but that’s just the first step. We have so much music that we’re beyond excited to share, and an amazing live show that we’ve been working so hard on. This year is going to be filled with goodthings.